Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

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New seeds from Syria to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

2017-02-27: For the first time, seeds that had been retrieved from secure storage have been returned to the seed vault in Svalbard. Forced to retrieve seed deposits from Svalbard in the fall of 2015, the international research centre ICARDA, previously operating out of Aleppo, Syria, was last week returning newly recultivated seed stock.

The Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) in Singapore became the depositor number 70 to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

First deposition of seeds from Singapore

2016-10-18: By the hand-over of the seedbags of rice to Jon Georg Dale, the Minister of Agricultre and Food, the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) in Singapore became the depositor number 70 to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Seed Cermony took place during the Signapore State Visit to Norway.

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